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September 22, 2013

Want High Standards? Don't Follow the Yellow Brick Road

A reminder from Oz about the need to maintain high standards for students.

May 11, 2012

Graduating or Dropping Out: What's the Difference?

The dropout rate at Chicago's Manley High School was over 60% when I taught there, and even higher for males. Yet Rodney Wilson (not his real name) made it to graduation, and his family and friends roared as he received his diploma. No one was louder or prouder than Rodney's girlfriend, Nicole (not ...



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